If you own a business, having a security system is not optional—it is an absolute necessity! However, there are so many available brands, features, and options on the market today it's sometimes hard to choose the one that best suits your particular needs. That's why our team takes the time to research, test, and compile all the information about the best brands and what they offer, so you don't have to. Here is our Vivint Business Review.

Why Vivint for Business?

Vivint is well-known for its exceptional home security and home automation systems, but they also offer business security systems as well. Vivint specializes in convenient integrated, automated technology security solutions that manage themselves. Additionally, Vivint currently has over 1.4 million customers in the U.S. and Canada, so they must be doing something right; otherwise, no one would be using their services. And, Vivint has received numerous awards and accolades over the years—everything from J.D. Power, PCMAG, Forbes, and more.

Vivint Options for Business Owners

Vivint business security systems come with several options from which you can choose one or all of them to meet your particular business needs.

You can choose the Smart Security package which starts at $53.99 per month. With the Smart Security package, you get 1-touchscreen panel, 3-window and door sensors, 1-motion detector, 1-key fob, 1-Vivint yard sign, Vivint Live communication, non-emergency alerts, severe weather alerts, a free mobile app, 24/7/365 monitoring, and more. They also offer optional equipment with this package as well, which includes a glass break detector, panic button, and other additional equipment that's not listed on their website.

You can also opt for the Smart Energy package that starts at $59.99 per month and includes everything you get in the Smart Security package plus a temperature control feature and lighting control feature, along with even more undisclosed features and equipment.

Then there is the Smart Control package which starts at $69.99 per month. With this system, you get everything that's in the Smart Security and Smart Energy packages, plus 1-video camera, 1-electronic door lock, 1-smart thermostat, 1-small appliance control, 3-window/door stickers, 1-motion detector, 1-key fob, 1-Vivint yard sign, Vivint surveillance, remote door locks, and more undisclosed features and equipment. This package option shows on the Vivint website as starting with their basic package and adding on as many features and options as you want, including surveillance cameras, door locks, motion detectors, and more. So you will need to contact them to get a quote that meets your particular business security needs.

Vivint shows their starting package prices on their website, but as you can see by them not listing all their features and additional equipment options, it's their attempt at trying to get you to contact them to request a quote. This is a bit inconvenient especially when you are trying to narrow down a few brands so you can make a preliminary decision about which business security systems are right for you.

Features and Benefits of a Vivint System for Businesses

With a Vivint security system for your business, you will receive 24/7/365 monitoring from award-winning trained professionals who are available to respond immediately. Vivint uses wireless technology so there are no phone lines to cut. And, Vivint's systems are integrated with cellular technology so you never need a landline for service. And, Vivint business security systems can be controlled remotely. That means you can use your mobile device to arm your system or view your workplace at any time and from anywhere.

Vivint also has energy management and remote climate control features that could potentially save you hundreds of dollars a month. These remote controls enable you to turn off the lights, turn the temperature up or down, and keep the working environment as comfortable as possible for everyone while they are there. With this feature, you can program your thermostat for a set it and forget it benefit or manually adjust it right from your mobile device as needed.

No business security system would be complete without a video surveillance feature. Vivint's security cameras will enable you to remotely view and/or check in on your business any time and from anywhere. This will allow you to more closely monitor your team, production, and inventory.

Additionally, having surveillance cameras will also help protect you from lawsuits if you are ever accused of unethical or illegal practices, a staged slip and fall accident, or the like. Cameras will also help you identify areas that need improvement and can help you come up with a better way of doing things to make your business more efficient. Surveillance cameras can also be used for employee training, along with providing you video documentation and justification of performance for an employee you might need to let go. Again, protecting you from losing a lawsuit. With surveillance cameras, you can also remotely watch live footage of your workspace in addition to being able to access your video clips.

Vivint's business security systems use integrated technology along with their state-of-the-art video surveillance. Vivint's integrated system enables you to combine every security feature so you can view and handle everything all from one convenient location. It doesn't get much better than that!